February 29th, 2016
Sarah Stecko, Commercial Executive Magazine
Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert announced today that groundbreaking for its new luxury automotive dealership will take place on February 22 at 2:00 p.m. at 3455 Gilbert Road in Gilbert, Ariz. The facility is designed to offer a cutting-edge sales and service environment for shoppers from across the Phoenix metropolitan area, while the location in particular showcases the increasing affluence and economic importance of the Town of Gilbert.
“We could not ask for a better site for our dealership,” said Charlie Alfano, owner and operator of Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert. “The town has been nothing short of fantastic to work with, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to show people all across the valley what the luxury car buying experience really means today. The showroom and service facilities we are putting in place are like nothing else in the market, and we cannot wait to break ground and bring it to reality.”
The nearly 70,000-square foot facility is being constructed on a 7-acre parcel centrally located in the emerging high-end Rivulon mixed-use development directly across Gilbert Road from the Chandler AutoMall. Rivulon, developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, broke ground in 2014 and welcomed its initial tenants shortly thereafter. When complete, Rivulon will include 3 million square feet of commercial office space, significant retail and hotel areas as well as the Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert.
The Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert sales facility fits squarely in to the Rivulon aesthetic, with a sleek, contemporary sales environment that comfortably accommodates 20 display vehicles. The airconditioned service facility offers 28 service bays, detail bays, an automatic car wash and houses a fully stocked parts department. Along with this generous size, the service area is being constructed to facilitate three of Mercedes-Benz USA’s most distinctive programs: an AMG Performance Center allowing individual customization; the Digital Service Drive, which enables customers to schedule appointments online; and Premier Express Service, which gives customers the convenience and speedy service their busy lives require.